After Dobbs overturned Roe v. Wade, many people wondered whether the March for Life would continue. After all, the March was founded as an annual protest of Roe. Since 1974, it has occurred on or near the January 21 anniversary of Roe, bringing millions of anti-abortion Americans to the steps of the Supreme Court, urging its reversal. Dobbs shifted the landscape. Had the March for Life run its course? Should it be replaced with a celebratory walk in June?
Organizers have announced their 2023 plans, and thankfully, the March for Life is here to stay. It plays a vital role, uniting pro-life advocates from across the country to remember the babies who lost their lives, share strategic insights, and gather emotional strength for the battles ahead.
But the March has evolved for the Dobbs era.
The theme is “Next Steps: Marching Forward into a Post-Roe America.” Even more significant, though, is the new March route. No longer will we linger outside the Supreme Court building. Instead, we are going to the Capitol building! Now that Dobbs has returned the power to the people and their elected legislatures, the Capitol building is where millions of unborn lives hang in the balance.
“We must tirelessly build a culture of life on Capitol Hill, and advocate for the advancement of federal pro-life policies,” said March for Life president Jeanne Mancini. “But it doesn’t end there: we must also march in our state capitols, urging our state legislators to pass life-saving protections for the unborn. Last, we must continue to increase the safety net for moms and babies, especially by supporting pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes in our communities that provide love, compassion, and resources to women, children, and families.”
D.C. Democrats are wildly out of touch, promising to strip unborn children of their right to life if they regain the House of Representatives and increase their Senate majority. So far midterm polling makes that scenario unlikely, but we must be vigilant. Children in the womb have no voice. We must speak for them, and we will not be silent!